[arch-dev-public] Clean up the base group

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 26 07:31:36 EST 2010

Am 26.02.2010 10:28, schrieb Allan McRae:
> HI,
> I mentioned this several months ago and got no response so I will post
> again.  If there are no objections in 48 hours, the rebuilds will start
> hitting [testing].
> FS#12890 suggests cleaning some of the packages from the base group. 
> The goals are to remove old packages that are really no longer needed
> (e.g. cpio) and packages that are only needed as dependencies for other
> packages and would not be installed otherwise (e.g. libfetch).  That
> will clean up the package selection list for the base group in the
> installer.
> Here is the list of what I will do:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Base_Cleanup
> It splits the packages in the base group into those staying in base;
> those removed from base but staying in [core]; those removed from
> [core].  Packages marked with (???) mean I am not sure what category to
> put them in.  If there are no comments, I will be playing it safe with
> these.

We don't need rp-pppoe in base (IMO not even in core, but others disagree).

We should also remove wpa_supplicant from base. My plans were to create
a new "base-networking" and "base-wireless" group. The base-wireless
group would (among others) cover wpa_supplicant.

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